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Noel Arnold and Tom Farrell discuss placement options, linked proceedings and judicial reviews of local authority decisions

8 April 2014

In Re DF and GF [2013] EWHC 2607, the
key question for Pauffley J was whether
to make a placement order or a special guardianship order.

A series of authorities, notably Court of Appeal decisions in Re S (Adoption Order or Special Guardianship Order) [2007] 1 FLR 819 and Re S (Adoption Order or Special Guardianship Order) (No 2) [2007] 1 FLR 855, provide the legal framework when the court is faced with the choice between adoption and special guardianship.

This case emphasises the fact that there is no presumption that a spec...

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